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500 Years Later

Owen 'Alik Shahadah / United Kingdom / 2005 / 108 ' / English

Credits

M.K. Asante, Jr.
Owen 'Alik Shahadah
Tunde Jegede
M.K. Asante, Jr., Maya Freelon, Zanita Huq, Ako.O. Mitchell & Owen 'Alik Shahadah

Awards & Festivals

2007 Winner, UNESCO/Zanzibar International Film Festival, "Breaking the Chains" award
2007 Nominated, FESPACO, Paul Robeson award "Best of the Diaspora"
2005 Winner, Pan-African Film Festival, Best Documentary PAFF
2005 Winner, Bridgetown Film Festival, Best Documentary
2005 Winner, Harlem International Film Festival, Best International Documentary

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A doc that chronicles the struggle of a people from enslavement who continue to fight for the most essential human right - freedom

Synopsis

Until Lions tell their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter- African proverb Crime, poor education, poverty, self-hatred, prison system, broken homes plague people of African descent globally – Why?

Filmed in over twenty countries and on five continents, 500 Years Later is a compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation, that chronicles the struggle of a people from enslavement who continue to fight for the most essential human right - freedom. 500 Years Later is an epic multi-award winning documentary directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.

Plot Summary from IMDb, written by Halaqah Media:

Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 years later from the onset of Slavery and subsequent Colonialism, Africans are still struggling for basic freedom-Why? Filmed in five continents, and over twenty countries, 500 Years Later engages the authentic retrospective voice, told from the African vantage-point of those whom history has sought to silence by examining the collective atrocities that uprooted Africans from their culture and homeland. 500 Years Later is a timeless compelling journey, infused with the spirit and music of liberation that chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought and continue to fight for the most essential human right - freedom.

 

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